Six top Canadian athletes will be participating under “Team BMW” for Sochi’s 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Team BMW includes veteran Olympians and hopefuls alike; some going for their third Olympic games and some preparing for their first. Team BMW exists as a reflection of the company’s commitment and drive to be the best, the same drive that brings these six athletes together to represent BMW Canada and Canada as a whole. BMW Canada’s support for Team BMW will be on various levels, in an extension as the National Partner and Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team.
Team BMW consists of the following athletes: Kaillie Humphries in Bobsleigh, Charles Hamelin in Short Track Speed Skating, Rosalind “Roz” Groenewoud in Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing, Meghan Agosta-Marciano in Women’s Ice Hockey, Mark McMorris in Slopestyle Snowboarding and Mikaël Kingsbury in Moguls Freestyle Skiing.
Rosalind, Mark and Mikaël will be competing in their first Olympic Games, but are all well-known champions of their respective sports. Rosalind is also a favorite to take home the gold in Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing.
“BMW Group Canada is pleased to add to our overall partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team the support of six athletes who represent BMW’s values of peak performance and innovation,” said Eduardo Villaverde, President and CEO of BMW Group Canada. “Team BMW is a distinctive group of men and women who are destined for Olympic success and who know what it takes to be the best. We look forward to supporting them in their quest for gold.”
“BMW is synonymous with excellence, power and grace; all traits they share with our Canadian athletes,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “There is no doubt that it takes a village to raise a champion and we are grateful to BMW Group Canada for generously supporting Kaillie, Charles, Rosalind, Meghan, Mark and Mikaël. This assistance will help make their Olympic dreams a reality, especially as they enter a crucial pre-Games period of training and competition.”
To learn more about Team BMW and the partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team, please visit bmw.ca/teambmw